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Syria Crisis: News, Updates & Discussion

Discussion in 'Greater Asia & Middle East' started by Hembo, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Nah, MiG-21 is the most 'dangerous'.
     
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    When it comes to brutally crushing dissent, the Russians have centuries of advance over any other would-be ruthless despot.
     
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    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Losers flee to try **** up Europe too.

    Turkey under pressure as Syrians mass at border - Yahoo News

    Ignite the flame-throwers.
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    Russian Kornetts? SAA is one of the most battle hardened armies

     
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    ISIS retreats from Palmyra

    The Syrian Armed Forces and paramilitary National Defense Forces stormed, today evening, the strategic Palmyra airbase located to the west of the city. Government troops blitzed the area from Tal Al-Sukari “Tal ‘Amariyah’ which was recaptured earlier this day, killing scores of ISIS militants who retreated to Al-Sukhna to the west. A field reported who is accompanying the Army told Al-Masdar that the area is being mopped up with more IEDs being dismantled by the engineering units. According to the same reporter, it is only a matter of time before the Army officially declares the ancient city of Palmyra completely recaptured and secured, with the supply road from Dei Ezzor to the northeast is being also cut off.

    Breaking: ISIS retreats from Palmyra Airbase. Map Update | Al-Masdar News

     
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    Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” versus ISIS

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    Мi-28NE "Night Hunter"
     
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    Enter the Ka-52: Russian 'Alligators' Ripping Daesh Apart in Syria

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    TOW missile v T-90, direct hit: Probably first-ever footage from Syrian battleground


     
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    Armata has nothing to do with the T-90s.
     
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    http://uk.businessinsider.com/british-reaper-drone-obliterates-isis-truck-2016-6?yptr=yahoo

    Watch a British Reaper drone obliterate an ISIS heavy machine gun truck




    • The British Ministry of Defense has released a video showing a Royal Air Force Reaper drone obliterating an ISIS truck with a Hellfire missile.


      The airstrike was conducted on May 31 outside of Fallujah, Iraq. The Reaper drone conducted surveillance over ISIS militants as they loaded weapons, including a heavy machine gun, onto the truck before launching the missile and obliterating the truck.

      The British airstrikes outside of Fallujah come as Iraqi forces are attempting to retake the city from ISIS. ISIS has held the city since 2014 and is heavily embedded. Iraqi progress against the militants in the city has been slow as ISIS is believed to have seeded the area with improvised explosive devices, as well as using civilians in the city as human shields.

      The US has also been actively carrying out strikes against ISIS in and around Fallujah. On June 1, the US carried out four strikes against ISIS tactical units, weapons caches, and fighting positions across its zone of control by the city.

      You can watch the British airstrike below:


     
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    Must be a walk in the park for the Brits with all the practise from the gulf war. Remember fallujah 'shake n bake' yeah babe!
     
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    June 3, 2016: Despite more than a decade of increasingly strenuous efforts, Russia has not been able to cure the quality control problems that hobble its defense manufacturers and high-tech industries in general. This has been a problem ever since the communists took over in the early 1920s. The communists removed incentives to excel and made it clear to managers (of design and manufacturing organizations) that success (and at times survival) lay in fulfilling the plan (of what and when to produce) drawn up by bureaucrats. The power of the market (to motivate, correct and reward) was removed and even after communism collapsed in Russia in 1991, many Russians still believed in the mystical power of the plan. Russia continues to seek solutions to its inability to produce competitive weapons and military equipment but they have not been able to plan their way out of this mess. It was not for want of trying.

    In 2013 Russia took the bold decision to hold regular meetings between senior military and procurement officials and the most senior (as in president Putin himself) government officials to note current problems and come up with solutions. These frank discussions let the top government officials quickly know what problems were being encountered in the defense bureaucracy and the defense industries and what could be done to fix it. On the down side the senior defense and procurement officials were fined and otherwise censured for failure to achieve goals agreed upon at these meetings.

    The government is also recognized the role of corruption in all this and this has resulted in many more corruption investigations and prosecutions of those associated with defense procurement. Corruption was problem before the communists took over and did not go away during seven decades of communist rule.

    One of the announced goals of all this was to eliminate growing dependence on foreign suppliers of weapons and military equipment. In 2013 it was decided that all foreign procurement deals would be cancelled or sharply scaled back. Russian leaders wanted to show they were willing to do whatever it took to get Russia competitive again when it comes to developing and building weapons. This, for the defense industries, was literally a “do or die” decision.

    All this was in response to years of disasters and disappointments in Russian defense industries. For example in early 2016 the Russian president (Vladimir Putin) was visibly embarrassed when well-rehearsed demonstrations of new Russian made equipment failed. Doors would not open, equipment would not start or would fail at key moments. Putin does a lot of these live demonstrations and most of them run smoothly. But the fact that so many do not, and do so in a very visible setting, makes it clear that some things never change in Russia, like the low efficiency of Russian manufacturing, especially when it comes to very complex systems like the rockets that put satellites into orbit. Failures in this area are very visible and for night launches near foreign territory it sometimes means an impressive light show as rockets go out of control in unexpected ways.

    It’s not just poor quality control in building stuff, there is also inept management. A few years after Russia had ordered a massive increase in warship production the Russian managers of the shipyards involved had to admit that the work would take years longer than initially promised and quality control inspections by outside agencies (and users) kept revealing sloppy and sometimes very dangerous work habits.

    Money was not the big problem. The inability of the Russian defense industry, especially the shipyards to perform and do so on schedule was. This problem is not a secret but the extent of it is generally not publicized. The public got a hint back in 2010 that something was very wrong. Back then the government announced its decision to buy four Mistral amphibious assault ships from France. This was just the beginning as the Russian Defense Minister made it clear that Russia would seek more Western weapons and military equipment because Russian firms were not able to deliver the kind of weapons and equipment the military was asking for. Russia was planning to spend over $600 billion in the next decade to replace aging Cold War gear. The Defense Ministry insisted that the Mistral deal was but the first of many. Russia already had an agreement with Israel to build a factory in Russia to build Israeli UAVs under license. Similar deals were made with other Western suppliers for armored vehicles from Italy and various bits of technology from other Western nations. All this is being put on hold or cancelled, except for the Mistral deal. Those Mistrals were never delivered because France (and the rest of the world) was angry at the 2014 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    The problems with the Russian defense industry go beyond poor management and ineffective quality control. There is a persistent shortage of skilled workers and competent managers as well as a tradition of ignoring complaints from users. Changing these Soviet era habits has proved extremely difficult. There are simply too few competent Russian managers (in general) and fewer still willing to work in the defense industries. Same deal with skilled workers. Even during the late Soviet era the defense industry was regarded as a refuge for over-paid and corrupt incompetents. Imposing Western ideas like warranties and financial controls didn't work. The warranties were not honored and the financial controls were seen as an interesting challenge to corrupt officials rather than a new tool to aid management.
     
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    Since January 2016, the French air force destroyed 536 positions of the Islamic State

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    The average keystrokes made by the Chammal force against positions held by the Islamic State (EI or Daesh) in Syria and Iraq has increased in recent days, while a month ago, there were six strikes 8 targets destroyed in a week. And this because of the offensive launched by the Iraqi security forces to take over the jihadists control of Fallujah. Thus, in the last 7 days, the the Air Force aircraft (Mirage 2000D based in Jordan and Rafale came UAE) conducted almost 40 outlets, including 36 bombing. Overall, and as the previous week, 27 strikes were carried out, which helped to destroy 31 targets Daesh. Just over half of these strikes have been carried out in 48 hours on 28 and 29 May They were destroyed, according to Staff (EMA), the "fortified positions, indirect fire resources, as well as command posts and logistics pads Daesh. "

    Since January, the French Air Force, whose resources were significantly (but temporarily) strengthened by the presence in the area of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and her battle group board, completed 1310 flight over Iraq and Syria and carried out 329 strikes that led to the destruction of 536 targets Daesh.

    The strikes carried out are of three types. There are those within the Close Air Support (CAS, close air support), made at the request of ground troops in contact with the opponent and those called "opportunity" during an armed reconnaissance. They are conducted under very specific rules of engagement to avoid collateral damage.

    Finally, there are the "planned" strikes against important targets. These require upstream a major - and long - intelligence work, which is to establish a "target folder". The decision to destroy is based on the effect to get at the enemy. These raids are, once they have been completed, subject to Battle Damage Assessment, ie an intelligence mission carried out on the French side by Atlantique 2 aircraft of the Navy.

    Furthermore, the operation device Chammal was amended on 1 June, with over 3 Mirage 2000D of the deployed air base (BAP) in Jordan by as many Mirage 2000N squadron 2/4
     

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